Runaway e-commerce growth reshaping air freight: Part II

Today, we conclude our two-part analysis of the ways in which surging demand from e-commerce is changing how participants across the air freight supply chain operate, and what the future of air freight in a logistics world built around e-commerce might look like. Part II examines how e-commerce marketplaces are making moves toward offering their […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 12, 2018

Latin America industry leaders to address air freight challenges, opportunities

Speakers who will be appearing on a Latin America-focused panel at the upcoming Cargo Facts Symposium see much to be optimistic about in the region – especially e-commerce, which has been a boon globally for the air freight industry – but also acknowledge challenges, both ongoing and imminent, that could have a negative impact on […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 11, 2018

SpiceJet adds maiden 737 NG freighter, more on the way

Today, India-based low-cost carrier SpiceJet took redelivery of its maiden freighter, a Bedek Aviation Group-converted 737-700BDSF (29042, ex-Xiamen Airlines), to support the launch of a newly created cargo subsidiary, SpiceXpress. The aircraft, on-lease from Spectre Cargo, is the first of four Spectre-leased 737 NG freighters SpiceXpress plans to put into service over the next few […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 10, 2018

New trade deal would shake up US-Mexico air freight flows

On 27 August, the United States and Mexico reached a preliminary trade deal that will affect the future of complex North American manufacturing supply chains. Under the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), automobile manufacturing in North America has become increasingly integrated, accounting for about $135 billion in total trade between Canada, Mexico, and […]
  • Alan Hedge
  • September 10, 2018

Announcing Cargo Facts Asia 2019

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the eighth annual Cargo Facts Asia. Cargo Facts Asia will be presented by both Cargo Facts and our sister publication Air Cargo World, and is your gateway to opportunity in the Asia-Pacific region. With the rise of own-operated networks and the ever-expanding Belt and Road Initiative […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 10, 2018

Mistral Air to fly for Amazon?

Italy-based Mistral Air took delivery this week of a 737-400SF (28896, ex-Alaska) on lease from Automatic LLC, which local sources familiar with the airline suspect is linked to an alliance with Amazon forged earlier this year. In June of this year, Poste Italiane and Amazon signed a three-year agreement to facilitate e-commerce deliveries and returns in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 7, 2018

Runaway e-commerce growth reshaping air freight: Part I

Today, we begin a two-part analysis of the ways in which surging demand from e-commerce is changing how participants across the air freight supply chain operate and what the future of air freight in a logistics world built around e-commerce might look like. Part I offers insights into what qualifies as e-commerce, which trade routes are […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 7, 2018

Amazon, Walmart extend aisle to last-mile

Yesterday, Amazon announced an order with Mercedes-Benz for 20,000 delivery vans to support the company’s recently-unveiled last-mile delivery program, which for as little as US$10,000, will give third-party entrepreneurs and companies the tools to build out an independently-operated business around delivering parcels for the e-commerce giant. According to the company, all 20,000 Sprinter vans will […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • September 6, 2018

Atlas adds second 747-400F to Asiana Cargo ops

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will operate a second 747-400F for Asiana Cargo, the cargo arm of South Korea-based Asiana Airlines. Operations for this second aircraft build on the trans-Pacific ACMI deal Atlas and Asiana made in February 2017, under which Atlas operates a 747-400F on trans-Pacific routes between South Korea and destinations in the United […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 5, 2018

Freighter aircraft transactions through the end of August

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 4, 2018
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